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Myths About Hospice Services

Through the years there have been many myths regarding hospice and what it means. Hospice isn't a place; it's a service providing medical, emotional, and spiritual care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Here are six common myths that are associated with Hospice of Hope.

Reality: It's for the final months. Hospice of Hope patients and families can receive care and support for extended periods depending on the course of the illness. 

Reality: Hospice of Hope provides care to where the patient calls home. 

Reality: Hospice of Hope has no age restrictions and serves all patients who face a life-limiting illness

Reality: It's about taking control or giving more. Hospice of Hope places the patient and family at the center of the care planning process and provides high quality pain management and symptom control support. 

Reality: Over 50% of Hospice of Hope's patients are diagnosed with conditions other than cancer including Alzheimer's/dementia, lung disease, kindey and liver failure, as well as heart conditions to name a few. 

Reality: Each hospice offers similar core services but where hospice of hope excels is focus on family statisfaction and quality hospice care. You have a choice. As for Hospice of Hope name!